Monday, October 19, 2009

Yummy 'Nola


My sister surprised us with a visit home this weekend and brought with her a yummy recipe for granola. Anna Cate loves to sprinkle some "nola" on her yogurt each morning and so we had to make a batch. It is really yummy and super easy to make!

Mix together:
-3 cups of oats
-1/3 cup water
-1/3 cup brown sugar
-1/3 cup of oil (but we substituted half of that with honey)

Then mix in any spice and/or other ingredients you want in the granola.

We added 1 tsp of cinnamon and a cup of dried berries.

Bake in oven at 250 degrees for 40 minutes. It's that easy!


And while I'm sharing recipes, this is one you HAVE TO TRY. I'm hooked on the lettuce wraps at Miyo's and I've finally found a recipe that is pretty darn close to the real thing. In fact, I don't know if you could tell the difference between the two in a taste test.

You'll need a little of this (1/4 cup of each to be exact):


And a little of that:


Plus a couple of chicken breasts, a head of iceburg lettuce, oil, and cornstarch. Oh, and about 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

1. Dice chicken (and I dice mine just about as small as I can get it) and coat with 1/2 Tbsp. oil and 1 tsp. cornstarch.

2. Heat a pan at high head and when hot, add 1 Tbsp oil and chicken. Sear for about 30 seconds.

3. Add red onions and red bell peppers. Let sear for 30 seconds.

4. Add bamboo shoots and water-chesnuts and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

5. While this is cooking, mix in 1/4 cup of brown sugar to 1/2 cup of the Ginger Teriyaki Marinade.

6. Pour sauce into the pan and stir-fry another 2 minutes.

7. Remove from heat and add in the green onions.

8. Serve with the lettuce cups and teriyaki sauce.

Two words: OH YUM!

(You can find the bamboo shoots in the ethnic food section in a little can)


  1. Hey MC!
    What photo editing program are you using? Where you can write on the photograph? Yet another reason I need lessons from you :)

  2. This sounds FABULOUS! Thanks for sharing.